Australia’s National Security Laws: 2018 in Review

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5.30–6.30pm Thursday 28 March 2019

The Australian National University, Fellows Road Lecture Theatre, 6A Fellows Road, Canberra, ACT 2600

Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza


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Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza

2018 was a significant year for the development of Australia’s national security laws. The Commonwealth Parliament made changes to significant areas of the laws, including updating espionage offences, establishing the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme and changing how intelligence services and the police can lawfully access telecommunications data.  

2018 was also notable for the developments in the process by which these changes were made and for the handing down of reviews by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.  

In this presentation, Dr Dalla-Pozza will review these developments and consider what lessons we can learn from the experience of national security law-making in 2018.


  • Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza »

    Dominique Dalla-Pozza is a senior lecturer at the ANU College of Law working in the field of Australian Public Law. Her primary research deals with the Australian Parliament and the legislative process, especially the process by which Australian National Security Law is made.

    She is particularly interested in the work done by parliamentary committees. In her role as a co-convenor of the ACT chapter of the Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN) Dom has also worked on the Senate voting system.

    Dominique’s other field of interest is in National Security Law – her PhD focused on the process by which the Australian Parliament enacted counter-terrorism between 2001 and 2006.

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